Pressures of dating
A sixteen-year-old girl is trying to fend off an overamorous date who’s had too much to drink at a party and is clumsily trying to slip his hand under her bra as they kiss in the front seat of his father’s car.
Looking back, more than half the women admitted that they now wished they’d held onto their virginity longer, a sentiment seconded by 70 percent of the women who had been fifteen or younger the first time they had intercourse.“The pressure on teenagers to have sex is enormous,” says Denver pediatrician Dr.
Though he wasn’t staggering around drunk or slurring his words, she should have registered this as a warning that trouble might lie ahead.
Then she could have decided not to take any chances and caught a ride home from the party with some other kids, thus avoiding the awkward situation in the car.
(Case in point: Catch me if you Can) Let some people know about your whereabouts and what time you are expected to come home.
Meet up with your date at a place where there are lots of people especially for a first date and always put safety first.
Let’s encourage youngsters to think ahead, anticipate potential trouble and be alert to warning signs.